Day 15 Writing Challenge: The Best Compliment I’ve Ever Received

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There was one time when my mom and dad said that they (almost always) can trust me for anything I do. That is why most of the time whenever I asked for something they would agree. They know that I take their opinion seriously and I also committed and responsible with what I have asked to. Its a big thing for me to gain trust from my parents. Also, I know that they are proud of me for making my life less burdened to them (mostly because less hassle to be accepted in a school, university, and getting a job).

Another compliment which I think is also special came from my kids. Once my kids said to my husband and I: Papa kan best goed om iets te vertellen maar Mama zeker kan beter koken dan Papa (Papa can be very good on telling stories but Mama for sure can cook better than Papa). For me this is big, considering the fact that before I moved here I have zero skill in cooking (well, masak indomie I can lah hahhaha) and also because I just came to their life for past few years. Well, actually every compliment that comes from them always makes me feel blij. It’s just one of those things you have with the kids I guess 😊.

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By posting this post means I have wrapped up my 15 day writing challenge which started in April back then. It felt like it takes forever to finish all because of my idealist mind (meh, padahal ya ga bagus-bagus juga tulisannya wkwkwk). Anyway, now I can say that finally I am done! *jogedjogedwkwk

Day 14 Writing Challenge: One Movie to Watch for the Rest of My Life

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Do you know what a loser is? A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of not winning, they don’t even try.

~ Grandpa

Sebenernya si saya dilema diantara dua film, tapi kalo disuruh bener-bener milih kayanya saya akan milih film “Little Miss Sunshine”. Film yang bergenre komedi satir ini bagus menurut saya. Mengangkat tema seorang gadis kecil bernama Olive yang punya cita-cita untuk ikut serta dalam kontes kecantikan. Anggota keluarganya sendiri masing-masing memiliki masalah. Ayahnya yang bekerja sebagai motivator (dan membenci kegagalan), Kakaknya yang ga mau ngomong sama sekali (sampai dia diterima di sekolah Pilot), si Om yang gay dan punya tendensi untuk bunuh diri, dan kakeknya yang pengguna drugs. Si gadis cilik ini juga ga kaya tipikal peserta kontes kecantikan yang “fake” banget menurut saya. Bersama-sama keluarganya kemudian mereka melakukan perjalanan (road trip) untuk mengikuti kontes “Little Miss Sunshine” di California. Sepanjang perjalanan ini banyak cerita seru terjadi.

Ceritanya sendiri sebenernya bikin hati saya sedih (apalagi si Kakek yang di tengah perjalanan meninggal – diduga akibat overdosis), tapi banyak hal yang bisa kita ambil untuk direnungkan dan menjadi pelajaran buat kita dari film ini.

Sebelum mengakhiri tulisan ini, saya sertakan juga kutipan bagus lainnya dari film ini. Kalo belum nonton film ini, saya saranin nonton deh. Ga nyesel 😉

You know what? Fu*k beauty contests. Life is one fu**ing beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work… Fu*k that. And fu*k the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I’ll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fu*k the rest!

~ Dwayne

Day 13 Writing Challenge: List of my Favorites: Song, Quote, Food, Vacation Spot, Photo

Sorryyy took a while to finish the last three post of the writing challenge! I try to finish all of them this week, tho maybe I will post something else in between. Now I start the post for day 13 theme: my favorite thing(s)

Song: come to think of it, I would say that I am not able to pick only one song as the favorite one. So many songs I like, and so many memories around them. One thing I realise is that most of the time song that I like has nothing to do with the trend hehe.

Quote: I have sooo many favorite quotes, but to highlight here I would pick the one from The Alchemist.

Food: Sundanese, Betawi and Padang food, they are the best. But I also like Italians and Japanese (more on the fusion version tho hehe)

Vacation Spot: I enjoy serene places, but I also like modern cities. Not too fancy with crowd spot (I got a kind of phobia when I am surrounded by too many people lol). Based on this, I guess my favorite vacation spot would be Bali. Well, actually the spot is not important, the people I go with yes.

Photo: The one my family and I took in a hotel room when we were in London 2015 (tiny little womb of our baby was already there as well!) and the one at my wedding in Indonesia together with my parents, brothers and sisters. The latter was special because that was the first and the last time we could make a nice photo with complete family member. Less than a year afterwards, dad passed away.

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